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Samba school rehearsal: Camisa Verde e Branco

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Samba school rehearsal: Camisa Verde e Branco

Prices from R$ 10 to R$ 10

Date Wed 26 Feb 2014

Open 9pm

Samba school rehearsal: Camisa Verde e Branco website

Escola de Samba Camisa Verde e Branco
Rua James Holland 663, Santa Cecília

Telephone (11) 3392 7031

3, Barra Funda

The Barra Funda-based school has been on a rollercoaster ride since 2002, when it peaked as vice-champion in the main parade at the Sambódromo. The school is still parading in the second tier 'Grupo de Acesso', and will try to return to the main league with a history-based birthday theme of an imagined party at a quilombo – a Brazilian fugitive slave settlement.

The basics The rehearsals are a chance for anyone planning to parade to learn that year’s chosen song (samba-enredo), for the drummers to master their rhythms, for the dancers to get in step, and for the neighbourhoods to start the celebrations. But don’t let the term ‘rehearsal’ confuse you – a samba school ensaio is as much a party as a chance for the school to practice, and everyone is welcome for a cover fee. They can be crowded, sometimes slightly chaotic events, so take care to work out beforehand how you’re getting home, and leave valuables behind.

By Time Out São Paulo editors


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